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Russian trade with Sweden in 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Sweden in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $4,533,810,165, down 15.46% ($829,351,425) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2019 were $2,298,405,001, down 26.82% ($842,493,390) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2019 totaled $2,235,405,164, up 0.59% ($13,141,965) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in 2019 was $62,999,837, a 93.14% decrease ($855,635,355) over 2018.

Sweden was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 28th in 2018), accounting for 0.6802% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7794% in 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 40th largest export market in 2019 (down from 32nd in 2018), accounting for 0.5436% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6980% in 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 24th largest supplier in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 0.9170% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9331% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 65.87% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (73.79% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.27% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (18.56% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.77% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.56% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.90% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.04% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.57% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.27% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.56% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.95% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $12,833,614;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,418,924.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $804,219,688;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $62,302,700.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 2,275 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69,217 0.00 93,313-25.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 17,174-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 37,286 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,037,673 0.05 1,331,294-22.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 319-100.00
10 Cereals 3,704,859 0.16 8,063,084-54.05
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28,777 0.00 28,6340.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,969,465 0.09 949,448107.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 24,929-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 889,082 0.04 1,229,212-27.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 315,509 0.01 172,70282.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,971,908 1.22 28,075,681-0.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 3,500-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 759,681 0.03 942,568-19.40
26 Ores, slag and ash 805,625 0.04 3,89020,610.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,512,496,260 65.81 2,316,715,948-34.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 383,045,318 16.67 370,211,7043.47
29 Organic chemicals 59,683,595 2.60 121,986,295-51.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 125,369 0.01 239,395-47.63
31 Fertilizers 28,090,493 1.22 22,591,61524.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,986 0.00 16,947-29.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 924,587 0.04 802,78115.17
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 50,400 0.00 270,737-81.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 57,485 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,504-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 337,426 0.01 206,54463.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,152,591 0.14 3,146,5570.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59,409,688 2.58 63,490,233-6.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,292 0.00 1,2910.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 5,133-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 86,152,071 3.75 77,733,14710.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 18,102 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 423,475 0.02 2,521,350-83.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,568 0.00 38,968-44.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7,411 0.00 35,999-79.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,939,019 0.08 766,934152.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,449,512 0.06 2,253,050-35.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 972,016 0.04 1,145,418-15.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,576,705 0.07 1,309,96920.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,096,957 0.09 232,937800.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44,308 0.00 9745,578.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 297 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,850,397 0.25 6,032,830-3.02
69 Ceramic products 37,878 0.00 28,13734.62
70 Glass and glassware 4,407,498 0.19 4,759,619-7.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54,218 0.00 169,287-67.97
72 Iron and steel 20,563,192 0.89 21,009,911-2.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,123,005 0.18 3,889,9655.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 679,578 0.03 1,025,783-33.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 711 0.00 7,595-90.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 40,403,661 1.76 35,552,15613.65
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 17-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 561,939 0.02 1,432,467-60.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 118,257 0.01 433,212-72.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 299,312 0.01 664,791-54.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,527,819 0.28 5,038,24529.57
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 18,141,757 0.79 17,541,3423.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,164,870 0.05 1,886,435-38.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,483,132 0.20 146,1752,966.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,562,011 0.24 5,129,0248.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,264 0.00 12,120-15.31
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 5,508,504 0.24 8,320,357-33.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 223,490 0.01 134,45066.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,220 0.00 75,072-94.38
SS Classified 0 0.00 948 100-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.29% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (57.03% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (20.08% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.17% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (8.87% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.30% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.48% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.56% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $65,827,571;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $18,088,978;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $12,238,319.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $26,779,598;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $24,045,089;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $15,755,670;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14,106,348;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $14,096,086;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $7,933,752.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 101,035 0.00 206,306-51.03
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,778,169 0.21 1,843,221159.23
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,053 0.00 20,890-8.79
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,039 0.00 1,25562.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 65,071 0.00 19,361236.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,441,322 0.11 2,667,081-8.46
10 Cereals 0 0.00 25,208-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,053,935 0.05 1,064,412-0.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 60,427 0.00 172,777-65.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19,387 0.00 12,49555.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 85,985,683 3.85 82,427,5564.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 95,944 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 441,661 0.02 995,676-55.64
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,498,128 0.07 1,815,133-17.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,204,393 0.23 4,924,9415.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,467,261 0.11 2,020,11322.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,176,619 0.59 13,411,304-1.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,317,511 0.37 7,755,8547.24
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,685,887 0.12 2,284,39117.58
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 12,426,887 0.56 188,5686,490.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,358,238 0.11 6,637,055-64.47
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,710,555 0.21 1,746,889169.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,895,661 0.53 8,604,30938.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,450,090 0.15 6,411,946-46.19
29 Organic chemicals 12,064,051 0.54 9,473,15227.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 188,414,083 8.43 122,586,51253.70
31 Fertilizers 3,173,888 0.14 2,406,31931.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 58,430,068 2.61 82,475,157-29.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,255,507 0.77 25,189,259-31.50
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 23,326,837 1.04 25,748,601-9.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,868,547 0.49 11,555,548-5.95
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,896,154 0.08 1,759,2097.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,987 0.00 1,58625.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,655,005 1.46 31,510,5963.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 111,649,344 4.99 107,521,8483.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,125,297 0.99 19,527,48213.30
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 41 0.00 92-55.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,519,088 0.11 3,595,059-29.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 258,144 0.01 652,713-60.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,352,112 0.15 4,380,100-23.47
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,112 0.00 2,117-0.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,456 0.00 42,017-91.77
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 26,620,396 1.19 23,141,42615.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 96,870,367 4.33 95,359,5151.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 738,090 0.03 663,65111.22
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 26 0.00 1662.50
52 Cotton 40,638 0.00 101,942-60.14
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,065 0.00 1,282-16.93
54 Man-made filaments 343,248 0.02 71,766378.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 392,451 0.02 640,071-38.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 349,129 0.02 1,711,981-79.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 72,433 0.00 151,018-52.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 100,154 0.00 153,577-34.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,628,937 0.25 5,883,129-4.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,044,921 0.05 1,263,037-17.27
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23,245 0.00 179,063-87.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 206,879 0.01 151,10336.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 623,483 0.03 839,780-25.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 345,113 0.02 302,62014.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 342,831 0.02 700,639-51.07
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8,389 0.00 1,602423.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,116,994 0.09 2,328,224-9.07
69 Ceramic products 982,769 0.04 1,229,804-20.09
70 Glass and glassware 3,431,469 0.15 3,169,0618.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,750 0.00 46,741-77.00
72 Iron and steel 59,114,484 2.64 41,025,50644.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 70,617,506 3.16 84,713,592-16.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,460,778 0.24 5,176,7225.49
75 Nickel and articles thereof 631,938 0.03 260,004143.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,748,710 0.30 5,337,73326.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 25,086 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 31,137 0.00 26,08619.36
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 86-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 559,512 0.03 1,490,735-62.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 42,366,184 1.90 40,801,9243.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 19,410,455 0.87 18,300,3406.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 558,609,584 24.99 572,715,932-2.46
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 83,147,448 3.72 109,927,046-24.36
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 42,444 0.00 23,48480.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 497,686,211 22.26 513,441,881-3.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 764,498 0.03 1,467,394-47.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 73,274,476 3.28 69,805,0884.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 51,576 0.00 3,2051,509.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 281,075 0.01 300,277-6.39
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 21,468,769 0.96 20,268,3175.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 902,409 0.04 778,37415.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,075,268 0.09 3,465,911-40.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 13,265-100.00
SS Classified 591,162 0.03 1 145 141-48.38
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia